Is the comeback of the 2023 Cadillac XTS a reality? Let’s discuss it further and reveal the answer in this article below.
Did you hear someone saying that the 2023 Cadillac XTS is coming back? Or, maybe you have read an article saying that the XTS is released for the year production 2023? Well, to give you a quick answer: no, the carmaker is not releasing the 2023 XTS. The car has been discontinued since 2019 in the United States and 2020 in China. So, what do they talk about when it comes to the 2023 version of XTS? Is it a hoax?
2023 Cadillac XTS Overview
Is the release of the 2023 Cadillac ATS a hoax? Well, we are not the carmaker itself. So, determining whether it is a hoax or not is a bit difficult.
However, there is no news explaining the release of the 2023 Cadillac XTS. This is because the lineup itself has been discontinued since 2019 in the United States, as mentioned. Cadillac also stopped its production and distribution in China in 2020. The reason? It is because the sales of XTS are declining, especially due to the pandemic.
The car has been produced since 2012 and was introduced to the public as the Cadillac in ATS 2013. Sales went pretty well although the trend is a decline starting from the year 2014. However, the decline is not as harsh as what it did to 2020 sales.
Compared to the sales in the United States, in China, the sales of this car went in a better way. Even in several years, the car got more sales number compared to that in the States. To mention some, it is in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2020, there is no reported sales number yet.
If this car is making a comeback, then we predict that the powertrain will have a slight shift from what is available in its last production year. There are several engines available for XTS, including the 2.0-L LTG turbo I4 (China only), 3.6-L LF3 turbo V6, as well as the non-turbo version of the 3.6-L LFX V6.
The maximum power production of this car is pretty huge, though—given it is in the range of 272-410 HP (203-306 kW on different rpm counts). All of these engine types are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
For the year production 2023, if there is an option to have this car on a hybrid or totally-electric powertrain, then it is highly possible. Not only it is following the trend, but it will also help Cadillac to reach its ambition to make more EV cars.
But still, even if the carmaker isn’t planning to make the 2023 Cadillac XTS an electric car, it is totally fine. Some users still prefer having fuel-powered cars, too, so it should suit the market still.
Exterior and Interior
Talking about its exterior and interior, then we know that we are talking about quality. Cadillac will surely take this seriously if they decide to make XTS make a comeback after its discontinuation.
One thing is for sure, the car will be made as a four-door sedan with a luxurious exterior and interior. But that doesn’t mean the car is ready to compete with luxurious competitors. For example, the BMW X7 with its various sophisticated features. This Cadillac lineup may be readily suitable for mid-end users.
Inside the car, the details are good enough for a sedan, given the previous price range is circa $47,000-$50,000, additional features excluded. The updated system for infotainment, navigation, smartphone integration, etc. will also be refined to befit the current style.
To sum it up, there is still no confirmation from Cadillac regarding the release of the 2023 Cadillac XTS. The car has been discontinued, which means it is almost unlikely to be released again, but we will never know.